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Organization : Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Competition Name : Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2017
Applicable For : South African Citizen
Competition Deadline : 12 June 2017.
Prize : Peter coenen Scholarship

Website : http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/projects/world-moot.html
Register Here :http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/world-moot-registration.html

Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition :

** The 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 July 2017.

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** You are cordially invited to participate in the 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, due to be held from 18 to 21 July 2016, in Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

** The Competition is presented by the Centre for Human Rights, based at the University of Pretoria, with the support of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, in collaboration with the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (ROSA).

** The Competition is open to both undergraduate and master’s degree law students.
** A team of two students from each university – preferably one woman and one man – is invited to participate.

** In the preliminary rounds the students submit heads of argument for a hypothetical case, which are assessed by a panel of experts.
** The best 5 teams from each UN region are then invited to participate in the pre-final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva.

** Here, teams have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, the Applicant and the Respondent, before a ‘bench’ of human rights experts.
** The two best teams proceed to the final round, which is presided over by judges from international courts and tribunals.
** The Competition will be held in English.

Registration :
** The 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 July 2017
** The Competition is open to undergraduate and master’s degree law students from all institutions of tertiary education in the world.

Registration Procedure :
** Every university in the world is invited to present a team of two students – preferably one woman and one man.

** Participation in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition happens in 3 phases of progressive elimination:

1. Phase 1 : Registration of teams and submission of memorials
** Registration opens on 17 October 2017. The hypothetical case will be published on 1 January 2017.
** All teams are required to submit written memorials before 12 June 2017
** Registration and submission of memorials is free of charge.

2. Phase 2: Pre-final rounds
** The top 5 teams from each of the 5 UN regions are selected on the basis of their memorials to take part in the pre-final rounds in Geneva on 18 and 19 July 2017.

** Participating teams in the pre-final rounds in Geneva are not required to pay a registration fee, but must cover all costs including travel to Geneva, accommodation and meals.
** The Centre for Human Rights will however, facilitate discounted hotel bookings.

3. Phrase 3: Final round in Geneva
** The top 2 teams from the pre-final rounds advance to the final round to be held at Palais des Nations (the Human Rights Council Chamber) on 21 July 2017.

Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2017 : Calendar
Registration :
** Registration opens 27 October 2016
** Registration closes 12 June 2017

Release of hypothetical case to be argued : 1 January 2017
Request for clarification of facts Submit by : 10 April 2017
Response to requests for clarification of facts Publicised by : 3 May 2017
Submission of memorials Submit by : 12 June 2017
Announcement of the 25 qualifying teams : 19 June 2017
Confirmation of travel details : 3 July 2017

Contact Address :
Centre for Human Rights
Faculty of Law
University of Pretoria
South Africa
0002

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